Red Notices from a Victim's Perspective

more+
less-

Most of the time, the posts for this blog are geared towards the subjects of Red Notices and their attorneys. Today, however, the focus is on crime victims and their involvement with Red Notices. A man wrote to me recently to inquire how one might go about seeking a Red Notice in a certain INTERPOL member country, when the relevant law enforcement officials have been ineffective in obtaining a Red Notice.

Criminal victims have many options in terms of how they handle their roles in a criminal case, but INTERPOL access is not one of those options. INTERPOL's channels are only accessible to law enforcement agencies. All INTERPOL member countries have an assigned National Central Bureau ("NCB") that is responsible for liaising between the country and INTERPOL.

Victims do have the ability to take some steps that may aid in the process of seeking a Red Notice. For instance, if they remain readily available to the investigating officers, a complete investigation is more easily conducted and the officers will be more likely to have the documents needed to obtain a Red Notice.

Another consideration is that not all law enforcement agencies are very well versed in the use of INTERPOL's tools. The victim's request that a Red Notice be issued may be the first time that an officer ever even considers a Red Notice. By familiarlizing himself with the NCB's information page (on INTERPOL's website) a victim can also become a source of information for law enforcement officials who may have never utilized INTERPOL's tools.

Finally, as we have all learned, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Victims who maintain contact with the assigned law enforcement officials are more likely to see progress on the cases. Victims who sit idly by and hope for results will likely continue to do just that- sit and hope.

 

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Estlund Law, P.A. | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.
×
Loading...
×